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Drawing Essentials

Drawing Essentials Book
Author : Deborah A. Rockman
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2011-12-02
ISBN : 9780199758944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An exceptional, all-in-one resource on basic drawing (non-subject specific), figure drawing, and perspective, with more than 500 color and black-and-white illustrations by both students and professionals, Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation thoroughly covers the drawing elements that are most important at the foundation level. Award-winning artist, teacher, and author Deborah Rockman explains clearly and in depth what is essential to depicting form and space on a two-dimensional surface. Addressing and illustrating studio experiences that are not effectively dealt with in other drawing books, the text elucidates such fundamental (yet challenging) concepts and methods as sighting, scaling techniques, meaningful and descriptive line variation, observation and development of tonal structure, creation of interesting and instructive still lifes, the conceptual impact of still-life objects, the unique challenges of the human figure and portraiture, basic and advanced perspective systems, brainstorming and the generation of ideas, and the use of photographs as reference. Throughout, the author focuses on the cultivation of observational skills, increased sensitivity, critical thinking, technical refinement, and knowledge of materials. This second edition includes an entirely new chapter on color theory and color drawing (with nearly 50 full color illustrations), a division of the perspective chapter into two (the second covering more advanced techniques), new and updated illustrations throughout, 27 color additions to the gallery of contemporary drawings in the Appendix, and a new Glossary of Art Terms.

Drawing from Observation Reprint

Drawing from Observation  Reprint  Book
Author : Brian Curtis, Professor
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2009-05-22
ISBN : 9780077356279
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Perceptual drawing, in which one renders the physical world as it appears to an observer, is the focus of this new text for the introductory drawing course. With an emphasis on progressive skill development, Drawing from Observation offers a balanced mix of hands-on technique and perceptual theory while making a compelling argument for the long-term value of studying perception-based drawing.

Drawing from Observation

Drawing from Observation Book
Author : Brian Curtis
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780072410242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Perceptual drawing, in which one renders the physical world as it appears to an observer, is the focus of this new text for the introductory drawing course. Drawing from Observation offers a balanced mix of hands-on technique and perceptual theory while making a compelling argument for the long-term value of studying perception-based drawing.

Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing Book
Author : Joseph Podlesnik
Publisher : Tempe Digital
Release : 2017-08-17
ISBN : 0986163759
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Observational Drawing by Joseph Podlesnik is a practical guide to the basic language of drawing. Written in a clear style, this textbook explores both intuitive and analytical approaches to drawing. The book employs a highly visual design with numerous illustrations and contemporary drawings that connect theory with practice. Observational Drawing has been written for anyone interested in the essential role of drawing in the visual arts. The book provides useful insight for beginning students and practicing professionals alike. Drawing from observation is a vital skill for any creative field, including fine art, graphic design, advertising, illustration, animation, and interior design. Observational Drawing is an essential addition to any art and design library. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 – Drawing Chapter 2 – Media Chapter 3 – Mechanics Chapter 4 – Mindset Chapter 5 – Gesture Chapter 6 – Line Chapter 7 – Contour Chapter 8 – Sighting Chapter 9 – Geometrics Chapter 10 – Value Chapter 11 – Space Chapter 12 – Motif

Drawing Made Easy

Drawing Made Easy Book
Author : Robbie Lee
Publisher : Impact
Release : 2018-07-31
ISBN : 9781440352904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the same easy to understand and fun to experience style as Perspective Made Easy, Robbie Lee shows readers, step by step, the basic drawing skills they need to build a successful base on which to build any style of drawing expertise. With a fun robot as their guide, readers will experience immediate success as they follow along with more than 20 step-by-step demonstrations and 30 lessons on topics such as the drawing process, perspective, drawing people, and drawing scenes. The book also broaches the differences in drawing methods: spontaneous drawing, drawing from observation, and drawing from your imagination. The simple language and graphic novel approach makes it all fun and easy.

See Draw

See   Draw Book
Author : Karl V. Larsen
Publisher :
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780871922427
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Grade level: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s, t.

Drawing Essentials

Drawing Essentials Book
Author : Chair of the Drawing and Printmaking Programs Deborah Rockman
Publisher :
Release : 2020-02
ISBN : 9780190924843
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Ideal for introductory studio art courses in drawing, Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation, Fourth Edition, explains clearly and in depth the essentials of depicting form and space on a two-dimensional surface, focusing on the cultivation of observational skills, increased sensitivity, critical thinking, technical refinement, and knowledge of materials. The text is appropriate for use in all levels of drawing classes, from introductory to advanced levels, as well as for figure and life drawing classes.

Observational Sketching

Observational Sketching Book
Author : Mariko Higaki
Publisher : Rockport Publishers
Release : 2020-01-07
ISBN : 1631598880
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn to draw by sketching what surrounds you everyday. In Observational Sketching, author Mariko Higaki—an ISDA Gold Award–winning industrial designer based in Japan—teaches you how to practice and learn to sketch by using well-established observational techniques. Perspective, proportion, lines, shapes, shading, and many other techniques can be learned through everyday practice and observation of the items you come in contact with everyday, from a backpack to your sunglasses. This book addresses how to approach sketching a range of shapes and materials and how to disassemble each object to accurately capture its unique design elements. Inspiration and examples from the author and other well-known artists accompany a variety of projects that you can try right away and skill-building projects that will strengthen your talent. Find within: An introduction to observational sketching The basic concepts and tools used in observational sketching Observation techniques Illustrated step-by-step instructions for creating observational sketches of 20 common objects, from a alarm clock to a wooden stool Hone your artistic skills with this daily sketching practice. Whether you are an urban sketcher or an industrial designer, this books should be part of your reference collection.

Drawing Seeing and Observation

Drawing  Seeing and Observation Book
Author : Ian Simpson
Publisher : Herbert Press
Release : 2020-09-22
ISBN : 9781789940374
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ian Simpson's clear systematic approach to all aspects of drawing provides a comprehensive drawing course, ideal for both beginners and for those with considerable experience who want to re-examine the fundamentals. Illustrated, and with many suggestions for practical work, this book also offers teachers at all levels a ready-made instruction programme which progresses from basic drawing problems to the development of personal style.

Learn to Draw from Observation with Dyslexia While Still Being Your Creative Self

Learn to Draw from Observation with Dyslexia  While Still Being Your Creative Self Book
Author : Qona Rankin,Howard Riley
Publisher :
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9781787751422
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A hands-on practical guide for dyslexic students to improve their observational drawing skills, working around the issues commonly reported by students with SLDs. Many creative and talented individuals with neurological differences report difficulties with short-term memory, co-ordination and planning ahead within a project, and a lack of specialised teaching may even dissuade them from pursuing art at school. This book addresses those challenges. The authors, who have many years' experience of teaching art to dyslexic and dyspraxic students, also include examples not just of the techniques described, but also of the creative ideas other neurodiverse students have come up with. With clear explanations, space to draw and sketch, and fully illustrated, this much needed book will provide dyslexic art students with the tools and confidence to achieve their goals, and become the creative professionals of the future"--

A Clumsy Encounter

A Clumsy Encounter Book
Author : Claire Penketh
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-11-16
ISBN : 9460914578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Clumsy Encounter offers an interrogation of inclusive education by exploring the point at which dyspraxia and drawing from observation meet within formal learning environments. Drawing on stories of individual experience, this book seeks to promote the interrogation of implicit educational practices. Here the complexity of observational drawing is examined not within a closed community of art education but within the social and cultural domain of other critical debates within education, specifically those related to inclusion. Pupils do not experience inclusion and exclusion in the abstract but through discipline-based and situated practices. This book aims to explore this complexity and disrupt approaches that might seek to rationalise and compartmentalise educational experience. A Clumsy Encounter reflects a cross-disciplinary perspective and will be of interest to academics, professionals and practitioners interested in the nature, role and value of art education as well as those with a particular interest in dyspraxia. It will also be of particular relevance to those concerned with hearing the voices of pupil experience of inclusive and exclusive educational practices.

Drawing the Nude

Drawing the Nude Book
Author : Stuart Elliot
Publisher : Crowood
Release : 2014-10-31
ISBN : 1847978258
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing the Nude presents an exciting approach to drawing the human body. Divided into three parts, on structure, anatomy and observation, it introduces a set of principles and develops a treasury of ideas for the artist to follow. Whilst recognizing the importance of observation, it focuses more on a conceptual understanding of the construction of the body in anatomical terms. In doing so, it encourages the cultivation of more informed observation and accommodates those who work from memory, imagination and invention. Contents: the drawing of elementary forms that can then be distorted, transformed and combined, leading on to compound forms; explains the use of light and shadows to express form; explains the gesture of the figure through short drawings that analyse the flow of movement through the body; studies the musculo-skeletal form and provides a set of tools for analysing its parts; uses direct and concise drawings, alongside images of digital sculptures of human anatomy; gives practical instruction relevant to both the novice and the experienced figure artist, as well as those working within the visual effects and game industries.Superbly illustrated with 199 images that include digital sculptures of human anatomy and concise drawings.

Mary Newcomb

Mary Newcomb Book
Author : Tessa Newcomb,William Packer
Publisher : Lund Humphries Publishers Limited
Release : 2018-03-09
ISBN : 9781848222953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On New Year's Day 1986, encouraged by her dealer Andras Kalman, artist Mary Newcomb, then aged 64, began to keep a diary. She wrote in its opening pages: "I wanted [...] to remind ourselves that--in our haste--in this century--we may not give time to pause and look--and may pass on our way unheeding." This beautiful new book, compiled by the artist's daughter and grandson, reveals Mary Newcomb as an acute observer of her surroundings, reproducing her copious sketches alongside more finished paintings and short diary extracts to draw out the many themes which preoccupied her throughout her career as an artist. Mary Newcomb's world was rural East Anglia, where she managed a small mixed farm with her husband Godfrey Newcomb. The working life of the countryside engrossed her quite as much as the cycle of nature: she noticed and relished everything, with as keen an eye for the color of the bridesmaids' dresses at a wedding as for the yellow and brown of a dragonfly's body. Mary's daughter Tessa Newcomb, also an artist, introduces the key themes of the book with short texts which provide fascinating insight into her mother's world. A reflective introductory essay by art critic William Packer considers Mary Newcomb's written diary observations alongside the poetic language of her art.

Three Art Assessments

Three Art Assessments Book
Author : Rawley A. Silver
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781583913529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Art can be an invaluable means of communication. It can bypass language and impairment and allow for the expression of thoughts or feelings too difficult to communicate with words. In The Silver Drawing Test and Draw a Story, Rawley Silver draws on her years of experience using therapeutic art with hearing-impaired children, stroke patients, and others with learning disabilities or emotional disturbances. The book's original art assessments use stimulus drawings to elicit responses that provide access to a patient's emotions and attitudes toward themselves and others, while also testing for the ability to solve problems and convey ideas. Offering tools to assess cognitive skills that often escape detection on verbal tests of intelligence or achievement, the book helps in identifying those at risk for violent behavior or masked depression. Thoroughly updated from Silver's earlier works, this new book includes techniques to assess aggression and depression that may lead to violence in schools and suicide among children and adolescents. It also addresses important gender and age differences, incorporating new information and updated studies, and it offers an in-depth look at the developmental procedures involved in these art assessments. As education for mental health professionals now includes art therapy more regularly, Silver has provided an invaluable resource for assessing emotional and cognitive content.

Teaching Art in a Postmodern World

Teaching Art in a Postmodern World Book
Author : Lee Emery
Publisher : Common Ground
Release : 2002
ISBN : 1863355014
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Collection of essays by Australian and English art educators discussing the transition from modernist to postmodernist art education. Teachers reflect on changes in their own teaching, and discuss how they introduce students to contemporary art and plan a curriculum. Includes photos and references. Simultaneously published in PDF and paperback formats. Editor is Associate Professor in arts education at the University of Melbourne and is an honorary life member of the Australian Institute for Art Education.

Classic Sketchbook Cats

Classic Sketchbook  Cats Book
Author : Patricia J. Wynne
Publisher : Rockport Publishers
Release : 2017-07-18
ISBN : 1631594389
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Classic Sketchbook: Cats shows how it's done by showing museum-quality works, then coaching you to try the techniques with the help an expert's suggestions. Whether scribbling out a quick sketch with minimal detail, or making a finished portrait where every silky hair and polished whisker stands out, the best cat artists can capture the very essence of feline-ness. How do they do it? Firsthand observation of cats will tell you a lot about the way they sit, yawn, tweak their tails, and curl up to sleep, but it won't tell you how to get those things down on paper. Classic Sketchbook: Cats is the second in a series of instructional books that began with Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals. The series shows how to draw your subjects by looking at the details of museum-quality works, then coaching you through the techniques with the help an expert's suggestions. In this case the expert is Patricia Wynne, a noted illustrator with a specialty in animals. Wynne will guide you through fur, paws, and eyes, as well as cats sleeping, playing, or pouncing. Her unique instructions places a close-up of a drawing or painting by a noted artist like Gauguin, Chardin, Gwen John, and Theodore Steinlen on the left side of the page. And on the right side of the page Patricia Wynne coaches you with detailed, step-by-step drawings, that illuminate the process.

Deep Sky Observing

Deep Sky Observing Book
Author : Steve R. Coe
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2000-08-16
ISBN : 9781852336271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Steve Coe has been watching the deep sky from locations near his home in Arizona for almost 20 years. During that time he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge, observations, hints and tips that will help every deep sky observer, regardless of experience. This, his first book, gives detailed practical advice about how to find the best observing site, how to make the most of the time spent there, and what equipment and instruments to take along. There are comprehensive lists of deep sky objects of all kinds, along with Steve's own observations describing how they look through telescopes with apertures ranging from 8 to 36 inches (0.2 - 0.9 m). Most of all, this book is all about how to enjoy astronomy. Steve's enthusiasm and sense of wonder shine through every page as he invites you along on a tour of some of the most beautiful and fascinating sites in the deep sky.